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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

wrist rest

Needless to say, the cats are getting along great.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Our new baby


He is so cute and funny and playful! My Aunt Julie who lives in Oklahoma found him about 2 weeks ago just sitting on top of her tractor all alone crying! She has quite a few inside cats already, so we offered to take him. He's about 2 months old now, and SO PLAYFUL. He and Lenny are getting along great, although I think he's going to wear Lenny out very quickly. We've decided to name him Edgar - named after a character on a tv show that we really like.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. ~Robert Browning

Well, 23 years ago today I burst forth into this world, pink and screaming, to the horror amazement of my parents. Soon to follow would be my (ever) late twin sister, equally loud I'm sure.

My mother groaned, my father wept,
into the dangerous world I leapt;
helpless, naked, piping loud,
like a fiend hid in a cloud.
~ William Blake

Its been a good 23 years, and I can't wait to see what the next 23 have in store!

Happy Birthday dear sister. <3

Also, thank you to everyone who wrote, called, texted, emailed, whatever. I felt very loved today. Thank you Jon, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Bill, Sue, Jenny, Cory, Jordan, Jamie, Ashley, Katie, Doug, Grant, Claudia, Jeff, Paulette, Sharon, Kim, Elin, Clare, Sharon, Sarah, Evan, and anyone else who sent me warm thoughts. You are all in my heart.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Laptop maintenance

Allie's laptop has been getting hot lately, so we took it apart to clean out the dust and (let's face it) cat hair. First of all, the documentation on HP's website (it's a Compaq) was really bad. We had to take out waaay too many parts to get to the CPU fan (which is something you usually need to do about once a year on a laptop). I know on most "business-class" laptops, there's just one panel to get to the fan/heatsink. Anyway, so we got it open and took out this little thing:

It's pretty much all cat hair. Except the quarter. I don't know how that got in there...

Oh, and my new job is going very well, thanks for asking.

P.S.: John Hodgman rules! I love PCs!

Monday, June 19, 2006


Finally! Jon got me a new gadget thingie - so now I can get my pictures off my camera! Thank you Jon!! I have too many good ones to post all at once, so I'll try to spread them out a bit.

Here is a cute picture of various family members. My Aunt Julie and cousins were up visiting from Oklahoma, and while they were here went to the zoo.

Also, a few friends of ours got married the other weekend. Here is a photo of a few of us ladies lookin' fine!

Monday, June 12, 2006

one fine day

I'm sorry we haven't been posting much lately. I left my camera cord in Washington DC back in January, and since then we've been using Jon's computer to get the pictures off of my camera card. However, about two weeks ago Jon's computer FREAKED OUT and is pretty much dead. So I have about three weeks of awesome pictures on my camera, just begging to be posted, but with no way to retrieve them.

Jon started his new job today! Woo hoo! Go Jon!

We went to our friend's wedding this weekend, though, which was quite fun. I'll be putting up pictures eventually!

In our own wedding news, we've been doing a good deal of planning, including picking the final bridesmaid dresses. So, here you go!

Friday, June 02, 2006

dun dun dun dun

The biggest news is....


It was the one I wanted, it fit very well, and was reasonably priced!!

And YES, I look as good as the lady in the picture.